Summer Camping Spots in the Northeast
One of the best ways to enjoy the summer weather is by connecting with nature at one of the many breathtaking camping spots the Northeast has to offer. We are proud to call this area home, with each state in our region offering amazing getaway opportunities. To help you with your summer fun we put together a list of some of our favorite camping spots in the area!
Lake Waramug State Park (New Preston, CT): In an area full of scenic lakes, Lake Waramug is wrapped with 77 campsites along its edges. You can even choose between overlooking the water or staying hidden in the trees. Either way you can enjoy fishing, picnic areas, swimming, and boating facilities with kayak and canoe rentals.
Savoy Mountain State Forest (Florida, MA): Tucked away in the beauty of the Berkshires, those who camp at Savoy Mountain State Forest are guaranteed to enjoy a lovely experience with nature. Featuring 46 campsites, and some of the best hiking in New England, campers can enjoy various outdoor adventures. Find floating bog islands, climb overlooks, and discover gorgeous waterfalls all at Savoy Mountain.
Chocorua Camping Village (Tamworth, NH): In the New Hampshire White Mountains sits Chocorua Camping Village, an all-inclusive, resort-style, family camping and hiking destination. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful lakes and giant pine trees. With access to resort amenities like a game room, movie theatre, swimming pool, and treasure hunts.
Moosalamoo Campground (Salisbury, VT): If you’re looking for a backwoods getaway experience that isn’t totally the backwoods, Moosalamoo is the place for you. Featuring 16 miles of hiking trails, the campground also offers drive-in tent camping, toilet facilities, accessible drinking water and trash disposal.
Glimmerglass State Park (Cooperstown, NY): Overlooking Otsego Lake, Glimmerglass State Park offers camping and hiking, biking, fishing, and picnicking. The campground offers a concession stand, nature trail, pavilions, picnic tables, showers, grills, volleyball courts, and even fire rings. Campfire wood is also sold at the park.
Watkins Glen State Park (Watkins Glen, NY): Watkins Glen is considered the most famous of the Finger Lakes state parks. Offering 305 campsites with restrooms, dumping stations, showers, and firewood for sale. The park also features concession stands, a gift shop, picnic tables, and grills. And for entertainment, playing fields, an Olympic sized swimming pool, a kiddie pool, playgrounds, and 19 waterfalls. The park also offers fishing in Seneca Lake or Catherine Creek and hunting in designated areas.
Greater Reading Campgrounds (Reading, PA): Camping in Reading exposes you to the natural beauty of the area. With the Appalachian Trail to the north and Amish Country to the southwest, the area offers several different terrains and adventures. Popular campgrounds include Sun Valley Campground in Bowmansville, Appalachian RV Resort in Shartlesville, and Mountain Springs Camping Resort in Hamburg.
Whether you are an experienced camper or new to it, these spots all offer awesome summer fun. Check them out if you haven’t yet. And don’t forget to stop by your local Price Chopper/Market 32 for all of your camping necessities!
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Explore Our Region!
Our region is home to a wide variety of local craft beer, dairy products, produce and more, but it’s also home to some of the best mountains, lakes and hiking trails in the world. So, as part of our home.grown. tour we wanted to take a moment to shine the spotlight on the local outdoors of our Northeast region! In this Explore Our Region blog, we asked some of our teammates for their favorite spots for adventure and fun. Check it out!
Dylan G. – Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area, Schroon Lake NY
“When I moved to upstate NY 5 years ago, I was blown away at the abundance of locations for outdoor adventures. I couldn’t wait to put my boots on and chase every hike/backpacking trip I could find on the map. One of my favorite spots I discovered and continue to frequently visit is the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area. My first excursion out to this area was with my little brother. We set out to backpack the 35 mile route around the entire wilderness area in 4 days, and we were able to take in all the natural beauty it possessed. We discovered that Pharaoh Lake has everything you could ask for in one spot, whether you want a multi-day backpacking trip, short hike, mountain to climb, or a secluded lake/pond to camp out at and swim… this area has it! I would highly recommend this spot to anyone who hasn’t visited it, you won’t be disappointed!”
Phil G. – Chapel Pond Slab, Keene NY
“Chapel Pond Slab is a fantastic multipitch climb above Chapel Pond on route 73, heading towards Lake Placid. It’s a must do yearly climb that takes about half a day to get up and back. Beautiful views of the pond below and Giant Mountain across the street. A classic climb in the Adirondacks.”
Danielle T. – Mount Marcy, Keene NY
“One of my favorite trails I’ve done was Mount Marcy in the Adirondacks. It has a great combination of terrain. You can run the bottom portion of the mountain and it’s a nice scramble to get to the top. Plus you can’t beat the views on top.”
Antoni F. – Tongue Mountain Range, Bolton Landing NY
“One of my favorite and most frequented locations to trail run and hike is the Tongue Mountain Range using the Northwest Bay Trail on Lake George. It’s a longer 14.8 mile trail and loop with moderate elevation. The lower portion of the trail weaves in and out from the water’s edge which provides numerous areas to stop and swim in the lake. The furthest point on the trail, Montcalm Point, looks out over all of Lake George. However some of the best views are along the trail itself with multiple peaks and out looks.”
Tyler B. – Kane Mountain, Canada Lake NY
“I’ve been hiking Kane Mountain in New York’s Adirondack region my whole life. The hike is great: not too steep and not too long, and ends with a fire tower climb that reveals an incredible view of multiple Adirondack lakes below. It’s a great adventure for beginners and seasoned experts alike!”
Beyond the beautiful Adirondack region of our home state of New York, the Northeast is also home to the Green Mountains of Vermont, White Mountains of New Hampshire and The Berkshires of Massachusetts, in addition to lots of other hiking spots, lakes and more. If you’re looking for new outdoor adventures in the Northeast, definitely check out these great spots. You might discover a new favorite getaway!
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